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The Resource Civil War St. Louis, Louis S. Gerteis

Civil War St. Louis, Louis S. Gerteis

Label
Civil War St. Louis
Title
Civil War St. Louis
Statement of responsibility
Louis S. Gerteis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the Civil War, rough-and-tumble St. Louis played a key role as a strategic staging ground for the Union army. A citadel of free labor in a slave state, it also harbored deeply divided loyalties that mirrored those of its troubled nation. Until now, however, the fascinating story of wartime St. Louis has remained largely unchronicled. By the mid-nineteenth century, St. Louis had become the nation's greatest inland city, providing a "gateway to the West," a riverine crossroads for national commerce, and an ideal base for expansion-minded industrialists from the abolitionist Northeast. Yet as Louis Gerteis reveals, many of its citizens were staunchly dedicated to both slavery and the southern agrarian tradition. For them especially, federal martial law was an outrage, one that only served to nail the coffin shut on their loyalty to the Union." "Gerteis's narrative encompasses a wide range of episodes and events involving the lynching of freeman Francis McIntosh and murder of publisher Elijah Lovejoy, the infamous Dred Scott saga (which began in St. Louis), city politics and martial law, battles in and around the city (at Camp Jackson, Wilson's Creek, and Pea Ridge), major river campaigns, manufacture of ironclad combat ships, prison camps and hospitals, and efforts to secure civil rights for blacks while denying the same to former Confederates who would not swear loyalty to the Union." "Featuring famous figures like Thomas Hart Benton, John C. Fremont, Claiborne Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Sterling Price, Gerteis's study also sheds considerable light on the participation of women and the status of blacks throughout the conflict, offering gripping images of black and white Missourians contending with the issue of emancipation."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Gerteis, Louis S
Dewey number
977.8/66044
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F474.S257
LC item number
G47 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern war studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • United States
Label
Civil War St. Louis, Louis S. Gerteis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A citizen of the United States" -- "A high wall and a deep ditch" -- "The Union, without an if" -- "This means war" -- "A passion for seeming" -- "A friend of the enemy" -- "Curing us of our selfishness" -- "Terror ... of shot and shell" -- "Slavery dies hard" -- "A foundation of loyalty."
Control code
46343524
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
410 pages
Isbn
9780700113613
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001001126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Civil War St. Louis, Louis S. Gerteis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A citizen of the United States" -- "A high wall and a deep ditch" -- "The Union, without an if" -- "This means war" -- "A passion for seeming" -- "A friend of the enemy" -- "Curing us of our selfishness" -- "Terror ... of shot and shell" -- "Slavery dies hard" -- "A foundation of loyalty."
Control code
46343524
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
410 pages
Isbn
9780700113613
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001001126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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